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Rajnath Singh

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Rajnath Singh: Defence Minister of India
Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician serving as the Defence Minister of India. He is the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party. He has previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. He was the Home Minister in the First Modi Ministry. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice i.e. 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014. He is a veteran leader of the BJP who started his career as a RSS Swayamsevak. He is an advocate of the party's Hindutva ideology. He has also served the party in the Uttar Pradesh state from where he stated his political career as a youth leader. He was also the minister of Road Transport and Highways and Agriculture under Prime ministership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Delhi Covid crisis: Sisodia seeks Army’s help; speaks on oxygen shortage [Video]

Delhi Covid crisis: Sisodia seeks Army’s help; speaks on oxygen shortage

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the assistance of the Army in tackling the Covid situation in the capital. Delhi has been witnessing a..

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Mamata visits Kalighat temple after TMC sweeps Bengal, PM Modi congratulates [Video]

Mamata visits Kalighat temple after TMC sweeps Bengal, PM Modi congratulates

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visited the Kalighat temple on Sunday. The TMC supremo offered prayers at the temple after victory in assembly polls. Mamata was accompanied by her nephew & TMC leader..

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Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee dies; President, PM Modi condole demise [Video]

Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee dies; President, PM Modi condole demise

Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney..

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Watch: IAF aircraft with 4 cryogenic oxygen tanks to reach India from Singapore [Video]

Watch: IAF aircraft with 4 cryogenic oxygen tanks to reach India from Singapore

An IAF aircraft will reach Panagarh airbase by Saturday evening carrying four oxygen tanks. The C-17 plane, which will carry cryogenic oxygen, got airborne at 2am from Hindan airbase. The plane reached..

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Watch: Indian Air Force transports oxygen tanks to hospitals across India [Video]

Watch: Indian Air Force transports oxygen tanks to hospitals across India

As reports of oxygen shortage continue to pour in from hospitals across the, the government has now pressed the Indian Air Force into service. The AIF has been transporting medical personnel, critical..

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends IAF Commanders' Conference [Video]

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends IAF Commanders' Conference

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the inaugural session of Indian Air Force commanders' conference at Air Headquarters in Delhi on April 15. It is the first bi-annual Indian Air Force (IAF)..

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'Didi, can you spare anyone?': Rajnath Singh to Mamata for protesting against EC [Video]

'Didi, can you spare anyone?': Rajnath Singh to Mamata for protesting against EC

While addressing a public conference in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas on April 13, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took a jibe at state CM Mamata Banerjee for protesting against EC's decision..

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Kazakhstan Defence Minister accorded Guard of Honour at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi [Video]

Kazakhstan Defence Minister accorded Guard of Honour at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi

Defence Minister of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev was accorded with the Guard of Honour at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on April 09. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was also present...

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Tedhipulia four-lane flyover costs Rs 88 crore, informs Rajnath Singh [Video]

Tedhipulia four-lane flyover costs Rs 88 crore, informs Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on April 02 inaugurated the 2.2 km Tedhipulia flyover in Lucknow. Talking about the details of the flyover, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed that the four-lane..

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‘Like DMK & Congress, BJP doesn’t do politics of caste, religion’: Rajnath Sigh [Video]

‘Like DMK & Congress, BJP doesn’t do politics of caste, religion’: Rajnath Sigh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh slammed Congress and DMK in Tamil Nadu ahead of Assembly polls in the state. Singh said that BJP does not do politics of caste, creed, and religion like Congress..

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'BJP does politics of humanity not of cast and religion: Rajnath Singh in Tamil Nadu [Video]

'BJP does politics of humanity not of cast and religion: Rajnath Singh in Tamil Nadu

Ahead of Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a rally in Thally and said BJP does only politics of humanity and justice not of caste, creed, and religion...

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NIA takes Sachin Vaze to Mithi River, recovers DVR, No. plates | Oneindia News [Video]

NIA takes Sachin Vaze to Mithi River, recovers DVR, No. plates | Oneindia News

NIA takes Sachin Vaze to Mithi River; CPUs, Hard Disks, Vehicle number plates recovered. States impose curbs to control the spread ahead of the upcoming festivals. Indian Air Force to help control..

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LDF, UDF kicking people of Kerala like a football: Rajnath Singh [Video]

LDF, UDF kicking people of Kerala like a football: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lashed out at United Democratic Front (UDF) Left Democratic Front (LDF) by saying that both the parties are kicking people of Kerala like football. He said that LDF and..

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Save Kerala from UDF, LDF: Rajnath urges voters [Video]

Save Kerala from UDF, LDF: Rajnath urges voters

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has appealed to the people of Kerala to save the state from United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front (LDF). "The past of Kerala was very glorious and we..

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Joe Biden hailed PM Modi's leadership during Quad summit: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Joe Biden hailed PM Modi's leadership during Quad summit: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on March 28 said US President Joe Biden hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership in strengthening India during the first Quad summit which was virtually attended..

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‘Judicial inquiry against Central agencies unfortunate’: Rajnath Singh in Kerala [Video]

‘Judicial inquiry against Central agencies unfortunate’: Rajnath Singh in Kerala

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the Kerala government is challenging the federal structure of the Constitution by issuing an order to conduct a judicial inquiry against the central agencies..

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds road show in Thiruvananthapuram [Video]

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds road show in Thiruvananthapuram

Ahead of assembly elections in Kerala, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a road show in Thiruvananthapuram on March 28. The Kerala polls are scheduled to be held in single phase on April 06.

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Centre, states doing everything possible to tackle Covid-19 crisis: Rajnath

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Rajnath Singh lauds Mamata Banerjee for 'victory' in assembly polls

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday congratulated Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, as trends suggested her party would register a thumping victory in the West Bengal assembly polls...
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Rajnath asks military officials to monitor progress of initiatives taken to help fight pandemic

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked top military and Defence Ministry officials to closely monitor the progress of various initiatives they have embarked upon to support the civilian..
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DRDO to set up 500 medical oxygen plants within 3 months: Rajnath Singh


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Covid-19: Rajnath reviews defence ministry's efforts to deal with pandemic

The three services as well as other wings of the ministry of defence (MoD) ministry have been extending support to various state governments and union territories in dealing with the massive surge in..
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Rajnath Singh asks armed forces to extend help to state govts in dealing with Covid


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Covid-19: Rajnath asks armed forces to extend help to civil administrations

​​ Sources in the security establishment said following Singh's communication to Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, it was decided that the Army would consider offering treatment to civilians in its..
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Covid: Defence minister ask Army Chief, Defence Secy, DRDO chief to offer expertise, facilities to civilians

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke to the Army Chief MM Naravane, Defence Secretary and chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and asked them to offer available..
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Covid-19: Rajnath Singh directs DRDO to provide 150 jumbo oxygen cylinders to UP govt

An additional 1,000 cylinders would be provided by the DRDO later. The oxygen would be supplied to hospitals in Lucknow for Covid-19 patients. The Covid-19 situation in Uttar Pradesh has deteriorated..
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Plan to counter future threats: Rajnath Singh to IAF


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Didi's conduct unbecoming of a CM, says Rajnath Singh


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Judicial probe against Central agencies 'unfortunate', says Rajnath Singh


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Rajnath Singh-Lloyd Austin meet: China's action at LAC, Pakistan discussed

Both sides spoke on "free and open Indo-Pacific", a term increasingly in usage amid the Chinese aggressive actions in the region.
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US Def Secretary scheduled to begin India visit Friday; focus on expansion of strategic ties

Ways to further strengthen India-US strategic ties, boosting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific in the face of growing Chinese assertiveness and the Afghan peace process are expected to be the key focus..
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US Defence Secretary on three day India visit from today - full schedule here

During his India visit, US Defence Secretary will meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other leaders, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.
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BKU chief Naresh Tikait for Rajnath, Satya Pal Malik, KC Tyagi as mediators between farmers and Centre: Key developments


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Rajnath slams Mamata over law & order, says BJP will play 'khela' of peace and development

Slamming the Mamata Banerjee government over alleged slide in the law and order situation, defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday the "khela" (game) that will be played in West Bengal after the..
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BJP committed to promise of Uniform Civil Code: Rajnath Singh


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Connectivity achieved on 59 roads along border with China: Rajnath Singh


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BJP meet: Rajnath urges dialogue between farmers, govt

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday urged dialogue between the protesting farmers and the Centre while addressing a meeting of BJP office-bearers, during which he also invoked the border clashes..
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Congress allied with AIUDF only to grab power: Rajnath Singh

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi had never allied with the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), but now the Congress joined hands with the Badruddin Ajmal-led party only to grab power in..
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Terrorism, insurgency on decline in Assam, state on path of progress: Rajnath Singh


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PM Modi chairs BJP CEC meet to finalise candidates for upcoming Assembly election

PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and JP Nadda were among others who attended the high-level meet.
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Rajnath Singh to begin poll campaign in Assam from Sunday

The defence minister will address a rally at Sadharu tea estate and another at Dafflaghur tea estate under the Biswanath constituency from where BJP candidate Pramod Borthakur is seeking re-election,..
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US defence secretary Lloyd Austin and Rajnath Singh to discuss ways to operationalise major defence partnership: Pentagon

The two countries have also inked key defence and security pacts over the past few years, including the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) in 2016 that allows their militaries use each..
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh lauds DRDO on development of Air Independent Propulsion System


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DRDO successfully proves land-based prototype of AIP system, Rajnath congratulates


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Our forces more resolute in response now, says Rajnath Singh


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Defence minister Rajnath Singh takes first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at RR Hospital

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh has taken the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at RR Hospital in the national capital on Tuesday.
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PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh condole demise of BJP MP Nand Singh Chauhan


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20 years after he adopted him, Rajnath Singh blesses ‘son’ on his wedding


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Rajnath Singh graces wedding ceremony of Dr Brijendra whom he adopted in 2002

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who was there at the event, took part in several wedding rituals and blessed both Brijendra and his wife.
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Nischay khela hobe, of development and peace: Rajnath reacts to Mamata's 'Khela hobe' challenge


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'Majboot PM' ensures that if he promises 100 paise to people, it reaches them: Rajnath Singh

"I don't know if Didi allowed the opening of Jan Dhan accounts in West Bengal but when the scheme was brought, our former PM Rajiv Gandhi said out of 100 paise sent, people got 14 paise. Modi Ji said..
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Rajnath Singh salutes IAF on 2nd anniversary of Balakot air strikes


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West Bengal elections 2021: Rajnath Singh to visit West Bengal today to hold road show

BJP leader Arjun Singh alleged that the BJP's 'Poriborton Yatra' was cancelled after the city police denied permissions at the behest of CM Banerjee.
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Rajnath Singh could resolve impasse if allowed to talk to farmers: Naresh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union president Naresh Tikait on Wednesday called defence minister Rajnath Singh a “caged parrot” and said the farmers' issues could be resolved if he is given the freedom to talk..
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Big win despite incumbency of 2 decades is ‘special’, says Modi

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed BJP’s “phenomenal” victory in the Gujarat civic polls as “special” as the party had won overwhelmingly despite being in office for more than two decades in..
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Will invest ₹70,000 crore of defence budget in desi buys: Rajnath Singh


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Govt to complete defence acquisitions within 2 years, promote private participation: Rajnath Singh


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Sino-India disengagement process in eastern Ladakh complete, says Rajnath Singh

The disengagement process by India and China in eastern Ladakh is 'complete' after nine rounds of diplomatic and military level talks between the two neighbours, defence minister Rajnath Singh said..
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Rahul Gandhi's comment over China disengagement gave voice to nation, says Salman Khurshid

"Rahul Gandhi's comment over China disengagement at LAC has given voice to the nation. Those who're saying that our land hasn't been taken away and LAC has been maintained, we respect it. But if..
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Indian troops on hill tops, we have edge in Ladakh: Rajnath

An agreement has been reached with China on disengagement on the north and south banks of Pangong Tso in east Ladakh, with identification of strategically important points and positioning of Indian..
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Farmers being misled; government open to amend farm laws if needed: Rajnath Singh

"An atmosphere of confusion was created and it was said that the wholesale market will no longer exist, the MSP system will come to an end and the land of the farmers would be mortgaged," he said,..
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India and China to pull back troops in a phased, coordinated manner: Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha


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India-China row: Full statement of Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha


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Not an inch of land will be given to China, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as Chinese troops retreat from LAC

The Defence Minister lauded the valor of Indian forces and asserted that New Delhi remains committed to maintain peace and stability at the LAC
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India committed to maintaining peace at LAC: Defence minister Rajnath Singh


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Defence minister to make statement on 'present situation in Eastern Ladakh' in Rajya Sabha today

Amid the ongoing standoff with China at the Ladakh border area, defence minister Rajnath Singh is set to make a statement in Rajya Sabha on Thursday regarding the 'present situation in Eastern Ladakh'..
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